Bain was reinstated to the team Friday after East Baton Rouge DA Hillar Moore decided to not file charges against he and the two other players arrested in June. Bain was entering his third year in the program, and after switching from tackle to end, was expected to compete for playing time this fall.
Thank you LSU for the wonderful 2 1/2 years I attend in school and on the field but I will no longer be a LSU TIGER.— HOTBOY QUAY (@QuayBain) August 3, 2015
Thank you to everybody that support me through the ups and downs I appreciate everyone that ever support me Much love???— HOTBOY QUAY (@QuayBain) August 3, 2015
Bain becomes the third defensive linemen to leave LSU this offseason. Trey Lealaimatafao was dismissed following his June arrest (a separate incident from the one involving Bain), and Travonte Valentine transferred out of the program after a year of academic missteps.
Bain's decision comes as a bigger surprise though. Bain exited the spring pushing Lewis Neal and Tashawn Bower for a starting spot at defensive end. He was at least expected to get a spot in the two-deep as LSU looks to return both starters at that position from last season.
Bain was one of four highly-ranked defensive tackle signees in LSU's 2013 class. Only one — Christian Lacouture — has had much of an impact for the Tigers though.
It's not clear the reasoning behind Bain's decision. He later tweeted he'll be attending Pearl River CC in Mississippi.
LSU did add Mickey Johnson back to the roster. Johnson, who was a member of LSU's 2011 recruiting class, did not participate this spring and was expected to transfer elsewhere. But as of Monday morning, Johnson's name reappeared on LSU's roster.
Johnson did not have a noticeable impact through his first four years in the program, but LSU sorely needs depth along the defensive line with all the attrition this summer.
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